Study Blocks

Students must see their Head of House as the first step in applying for a study block. The Head of House will walk the student through the requirements, and sign off on the study application. Head of House approval is the first step in any study application.Students complete the application form and submit to their Head of House. The application clearly outlines how the student qualifies based on the criteria below, and any extenuating circumstances that may affect the decision.Students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that are interested in applying for a study block should see their Head of House and IEP Coordinator.

A student may receive a study block if they qualify for five points from the list below:

  1. One point for each Grade 12 course completed before the start of the school year.
  2. One point for being in a student leadership position.
  3. One point for each major school sport* that a student is committed to.
  4. Note that outside sports will receive similar credit.
  5. One point for each Advanced Placement course on their schedule.
  6. One point for a significant commitment to service.
  7. One point for having a major role(s) in either the school musical or theatre production.
  8. Points may be awarded at the discretion of the Head of House or University Guidance Counselling.

* A major sport is defined as one in which the student is participating at a school level (practice or game) at least 5 times a week for the full season as defined by B.C. School Sports (or a 3rd of the year).


  • Students who take courses externally or online do not qualify for a study “in exchange”.
  • Students who qualify for a study block, but are not in good standing, may not be granted the study block.
  • Students on study block are expected to sign in and remain on campus.
  • Students who abuse the study block rules will lose their study block privileges.
  • Students will only have both a study block and a human services block in extraordinary circumstances, and with the joint permission of parents, and their Head of House.

Application for study block